MS M.643, fol. 4v (Miniature no. 7)

Christ: Flight into Egypt

Florence, Italy
ca. 1320
245 x 176 mm

Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1919

MS M.643
Page description: 

Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, follows Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing cross-inscribed veil, holding swaddled, cross-nimbed Christ Child in her raised arms. She sits sideways on ass led on reins by youth, possibly James, Son of Joseph, holding staff over shoulder. Two trees on mountains in background.
Decorated frame.